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KATIE LOCKHART, Arts & Culture Editor Emerita

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Tribeca Film Festival Showcases Cinematic Cream Of The Crop

May 2, 2012
The Observer got the chance to attend the Tribeca Film Festival to check out some of the industry’s most anticipated films arriving in the coming year.
Andrew Garfield, Finn Wittrock, Phillip Seymor Hoffman and Linda Edmond in Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman,” directed by Mike Nichols. (Brigitte Lacombe/New York Magazine)

Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman Revived on Broadway

March 28, 2012
Remember sitting through 10th grade English class trying to watch your classmates attempt to act out scenes from Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman” but wishing you could poke your eyes out instead? Well, thankfully, the Broadway production of “Death of a Salesman,” which opened March 15, is nothing like that experience.
George Clooney (far left), Christopher Plummer (top middle), Melissa McCarthy (bottom middle), Meryl Streep (far right)—all nominated for Oscars. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/MCT, Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles Times/MCT, Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times/MCT, Kirk McKoy/Los Angeles Times/MCT)

Oscar Predictions: Will Win/Should Win

February 1, 2012
I’ll be giving my opinion of who will win the golden statue and who should win.
Every year thousands flock to Rockefeller Plaza to see the Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting. ( Fabioj/Wikimedia Common)

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

November 29, 2011
Every year, thousands crowd the streets of Fifth Avenue and Rockefeller Plaza to see the massive tree light up. This year the ceremony will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 30.
Prounen Films

Relationships Clash and Emotions Run High in Acclaimed November Films

November 16, 2011
Actress Charlotte Rampling is no stranger to being looked at. She has appeared in several provocative films including “The Night Porter” and “Swimming Pool,
(Zentropa Entertainments)

A Melancholic Month for Movies That Miss Their Marks

November 2, 2011
The end of the world turns out to be a bit of a bore in “Melancholia”; ["Janie Jones"] is not particularly special in anyway. The acting is average except for the occasional heartfelt scene between Brand and Janie and the script is predictable.
Coutresy of BBC Films

New York Film Festival Finishes Strong with Highly Anticipated Films

October 19, 2011
I can’t imagine how Colin Clark (Eddie Redmayne) spent an entire week with Marilyn Monroe (Michelle Williams) when after only an hour I was sick of her. Williams’

New York Film Festival Opens With Two Thumbs Up

October 5, 2011
For kids, playgrounds and basketball courts were the battlegrounds for those verbal confrontations that were blown way out of proportion. But as things go, you fought, called each other names,
“25th Hour” Still Shines, “Drive’s” Gosling Switches Gears

“25th Hour” Still Shines, “Drive’s” Gosling Switches Gears

September 21, 2011
pike Lee’s post-9/11 film is a love letter to New York when the city needs it most. In the wake of the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, the film has seen restored interest with the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s decision to screen it on the anniversary of the attacks...
Quilt created by Faith Ringgold and New York City students featured in the upcoming Met exhibit. (Faith Ringgold And Young New Yorkers (Ages 8-19)/FAbric And Acrylic  Q)

Museum Opens “9/11 Peace Story Quilt” Exhibit for 10th Anniversary

August 25, 2011
As the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11 looms, Americans reflect on where they were and what they were doing the day of the attacks. On Aug. 30 the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Three Summer Movies Everyone’s Talking About

August 25, 2011

  “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” It’s no surprise that the final Harry Potter movie made it on this list. Not only is it the highest grossing movie in history, but...

Tribeca Film Festival Transcends Art of Indie Filmmaking Again

July 23, 2011

Published: May 5, 2011 “Lotus Eaters” Alexandra McGuinness’ first feature film “Lotus Eaters” is a poignant snapshot of decadence, deterioration and depravation that surrounds...

Tribeca Film Festival Goes to the Drive-In

July 23, 2011

Published: April 20, 2011 This year’s Tribeca Film Festival opens with a drive-in, minus the cars. A series of free outdoor film screenings will kick off the famed New York City film festival. “This...

“Take Me Home Tonight:” 1980s Comedy Cliché

July 23, 2011

Published: March 2, 2011 “Take Me Home Tonight,” a new comedy in theaters March 4, tries so hard to be a modern day laugh fest, like “Superbad” set in the 1980s, that with the exception...

Guggenheim Unveils Modern Art’s “Great Upheaval”

July 23, 2011

Published: February 16, 2011 When most people think of great modern artists, names like Pablo Picasso and Vincent van Gogh come to mind, but there are others who revolutionized the art world. From...

Galleries Offer Arts Seniors a Platform to Display Work

July 23, 2011

Published: February 2, 2011 As senior visual arts majors at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) prepare for graduation, the Center and Push Pin Galleries will provide an opportunity to display...

Fordham Grad Student Offers Free Tango Lessons

July 23, 2011

Published: December 9, 2010 Among all the dance classes open to the public at the Alvin Ailey School, tango is not one of them. So Wei Wang, a first year M.B.A. student at Fordham Graduate School...

Fordham Alum Returns to FCLC as Guest Theatre Professor

July 23, 2011

Published: November 18, 2010 Fordham University’s theatre department recently added a new faculty member to its roster, but only for one week. Ron Marasco, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC)...

Ailey Senior Dances to Her Own Beat

July 23, 2011

Published: October 7, 2010 Kara Anthony, Fordham College at Lincoln Cemter (FCLC) ’11, not only dances a full class load at the Alvin Ailey School of Dance but is also completing her first year...

Poets Bring Love for New York to Fordham

July 23, 2011

Published: September 22, 2010 When students hear the word “poetry,” some recall the morbid lines of Sylvia Plath recited in 10th grade English classes while others let the aroma of cappuccino,...

Rose Hill Alum Josh Arcadia To Be Remembered at Comedy Benefit Show

May 24, 2011

When Alexander “Josh” Arcadia, Fordham College at Rose Hill (FCRH) ’07, was diagnosed with clear cell carcinoma, a type of cancer, in 2008, the doctors gave him three to six months to live. Josh...

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